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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 70 credit hours + Electives: 2 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Literature for children
Elementary management and methods
Early language and literacy
Teaching students with special needs
Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Special Education and Interdisciplinary Options
ACU offers both a Bachelor of Science with early childhood/elementary certification and a Bachelor of Science in special education with early childhood/elementary certification.
Additionally, ACU offers interdisciplinary teacher education programs that allow you to teach the following subjects at all early childhood and elementary levels:
- Music (instrumental, piano, vocal)
For those interested in combining a master’s degree with their undergraduate teacher training, ACU offers a one year M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning designed for ACU students who will complete a bachelor’s degree in education.
What can you do after graduation?
- Elementary school teacher
- Christian education teacher
- Preschool teacher
- Children’s minister
- Educational consultant
Clubs and Activities
Teacher education students can participate in a number of real-world learning experiences, including:·
- Study abroad
- Innovative schools site visits
- Meaningful field experiences
- Undergraduate research